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50 top Canadian stock picks for 2019 as chosen by the pros

Last year was a rough one for investors, with markets turning in their worst performance in 10 years. And volatility promises to be a constant challenge for investors in 2019. But where there is upheaval there is also opportunity, and the drop in valuations means there are potential bargains to be ...

Tech Talk for Monday January 21st 2019

  WALL STREET RAW RADIO WITH YOUR HOST, MARK LEIBOVIT SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 1019 SPECIAL GUESTS: DON VIALOUX, HARRY BOXER, HENRY WEINGARTEN AND SINCLAIR NOE https://tinyurl.com/yb5328r9   Excerpts from Don Vialoux’ comments on Wall Street Raw The bear market rally in North American equity mar ...

Separating the Contenders from the Pretenders

The S&P 500 is in the midst of a big run that lifted most boats, especially financial stocks. Even though these stocks are leading with the biggest gains over the last three weeks, most big financials are still in downtrends overall and below their 200-day SMAs. Take Citigroup for example. Even ...

Blather and risk: one short jerk’s take on Tesla’s most important “business model”

Much is written about Tesla’s apparently vastly overvalued stock price. Most commentators are all over the company’s obvious shortcomings—and especially its consistent failure to produce either vehicles or earnings on target. Many commendators, including me, assess Tesla’s valuation as the ...

The magic numbers for your findependence nest egg revealed

The latest RBC retirement poll came out today and the one thing I like about it is that they put the emphasis on my preferred term of Financial Independence, as opposed to plain old full-stop Retirement. After all, just because you’ve accumulated enough wealth to stop working full-time for an emp ...

Tech Talk for Monday January 14th 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Monday January 14th U.S. equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 22 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures are responding to a lower than expected trade surplus reported by China. Brrrrrr, it’s cold outside. Biggest snow storm during t ...

January PrefLetter Released!

The January, 2019, edition of PrefLetter has been released and is now available for purchase as the “Previous edition”. Those who subscribe for a full year receive the “Previous edition” as a bonus. PrefLetter may now be purchased by all Canadian residents. Until further notice, the “Prev ...

Happy New Year – Now Let’s Get Back to Business!

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce in January 2019 One of the topics that consistently makes the top 5 in just about every survey of issues of concern to companies is the cost of regulatory compliance. This is true in large measure because the complexity of the issues covered by those ...

ICICI Securities: Interesting Days Ahead

ICICI Securities Ltd. (ISEC.IN) In addition to being the pioneers in the e-brokerage business in India, ICICI Securities is a technology-based firm offering a wide range of financial services including investment banking, institutional broking, retail broking, private wealth management and finan ...

Group of financial players seek to start new securities exchange

A group of retail broker-dealers, banks, financial services firms, and global market makers is gearing up to submit its application with the U.S. Securities and Exchange ... ...